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Report # 28429  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.
Deer hunter has sighting at dusk near Jubilee College State Park

YEAR: 2007


MONTH: October

DATE: 27

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Peoria County

NEAREST TOWN: Princeville

NEAREST ROAD: Evans Mill Rd.

OBSERVED: Well I was deer hunting with three of my friends I decided to take a break and rest near this clearing. While sitting on a log this tall thing crossed in front of me through the opening in the woods.

I was about 120 yards from it and it never looked at me. It walked through the clearing very quickly and was gone.

My friends and I had split up. They never saw it and I did not tell many people because I didn't want to be made fun of. After my friend found footprints there this spring I decided it report it.


OTHER WITNESSES: Three others were also hunting, but were not with me and did not see it.

OTHER STORIES: Yes, my friend found footprints in the same hunting area this spring.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Just before dusk.

ENVIRONMENT: Woods, lots of brush.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report:

- The animal was about 8 1/2 feet tall.
- The animal was muscular and walked slightly stooped over.
- The hair was brownish-red and shiny.
- The witness was unable to see the face.

The sighting was in the same hunting area as:

BFRO Report # 27692

About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog for recordings he has collected over the years.

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